The ULHT Maternity department were rated good by the CQC in October 2021.
- Lincoln labour ward – (01522) 573140
- Pilgrim labour ward – (01205) 445424
- Lincoln antenatal assessment centre (24 hours) – (01522) 573138
- Pilgrim antenatal assessment unit (8.45am to 4.45pm) – (01205) 445144
- If you would like to provide any feedback or make a complaint, visit the patient experience area.
- We also welcome feedback via the Lincolnshire Maternity Voice Partnership (MVP).
- Labour ward: two birth partners only, 24/7 open access
- Maternity ward: birth partners welcome 9am-9pm
- Maternity ward general visiting: 2pm-5pm and 6.30pm-8pm daily. No more than three visitors per bedside
- Neonatal unit: Both parents open access. Grandparents and siblings by arrangement with the ward.
Infection prevention and control measures remain in place, including the use of hand sanitiser on entering and exiting areas within the hospital and the use of hospital-provided face masks.
We have collated some possible questions and the answers below to help you further with infection prevention and control measures in place in our hospitals.
If you still have any questions, a member of staff will be able provide more information.
What happens if I cannot wear a face covering to my antenatal appointment?
We ask that all staff, patients and support partners wear a face covering. We will offer a fresh, approved mask on entry to the clinic. If you cannot wear a face mask, we ask a suitable alternative is worn, for example a visor. If you are unable to wear any type of face covering, please call the clinic in advance of your appointment and speak to one of our midwives who can discuss options with you to ensure optimum safety for both you, other patients and staff.
What happens if my support partner cannot wear a face covering?
We ask that all staff, patients and support partners wear a face covering. We will offer a fresh, approved mask on entry to the clinic or maternity ward. If your support partner cannot wear a face mask, we ask a suitable alternative is worn, for example a visor. If your support partner cannot wear any type of face covering, unfortunately we cannot allow them into the clinic for the safety of our staff and other patients. There may be exceptions to this, and we ask for prior notification if face coverings will be a challenge for your support partner.
Can my supporting partner attend if they test positive?
Unfortunately, we cannot allow your support partner to attend if they have tested positive for Coronavirus, or are displaying symptoms.
How long will these restrictions be in place?
Currently, we are not sure. Our national guidance is continually updated and we make changes to reflect new information. As soon as we are notified of any other changes, we will send communications.
We thank you for your continued support.
Our Maternity Teams are working hard as always to ensure you and your baby are kept safe and you have a positive experience of birth during the Covid-19 outbreak.
- Redesigned our services in line with Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG).
- Implemented ‘Attend Anywhere’ virtual antenatal and postnatal consultations which helps personalise your care, when it is needed to be provided over the phone.
- Implemented routine swabbing for Covid 19 for; admissions to Labour Ward, Induction of Labour and for Elective Caesarean Sections.
- Encouraged early discharge home.
- Following national guidance of use of personal protective equipment (PPE).